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New Era Newspaper Tuesday April 10, 2018

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New Era Newspaper Tuesday April 10,

Inside Today Public sector job freeze irks TUCNA affiliates Page 3 ICT infrastructure expansion a national development imperative - Simataa Page 11 Referees cry foul over unpaid dues Page 24 Vol. 23 No. 148 Windhoek Namibia Tuesday, April 10 2018 'No border tension between Namibia and Botswana' Albertina Nakale Windhoek Home sweet home… File photo of some of Dukwi refugees walking towards the Kasane border post in Botswana in 2015. About 880 refugees who remain in Botswana are now considered illegal immigrants, President Masisi said yesterday. Namibians in Dukwi now illegal immigrants – Masisi Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi yesterday dismissed any notion that his country and Namibia have border disputes, amid regular reports of Namibians often shot dead by the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) soldiers on suspicion they went into that country to poach. Masisi, who was on a one-day working visit to Namibia and paid a courtesy call on President Hage Geingob at State House TENSION on page 2 Albertina Nakale Windhoek Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi, who assumed office only ten days ago, yesterday said Namibians living at Dukwi refugee camp are no longer regarded as refugees by his government but as illegal immigrants. Concerted efforts by the Namibian government and the United Nations to return the refugees back to Namibia and integrate them into society have had little success, with the remaining 880 of them refusing to return home. Thousands of people from the then after a botched attempt to secede the region from Namibia. The rebellion, led by former member of parliament Mishake Muyongo, of the security forces. About 300 suspected arrested, while some, including Muyongo, from Dukwi have now been integrated into their communities without prosecution. The Botswana High Court in January 880 refugees after the deportation deadline MASISI on page 2 State shake... Botswana’s new President Mokgweetsi Masisi with President Hage Geingob during a one-day working visit to Namibia yesterday. Photo: Emmency Nuukala Geingob demands RFI retraction Roland Routh Windhoek Namibian President Hage Geingob yesterday issued an ultimatum to France Radio Internationale (RFI) to retract a widely circulated online article suggesting that he received questionable payment from the sale assets to Areva, a French nuclear power company. Failure to do so could prompt the against the French broadcaster, his lawyers stated in a letter of complaint yesterday. Africa Mining Intelligence million at current rate) for facilitating the sale of UraMin to Areva.” Geingob, speaking to New Era at the time, said he only worked as 2007, when he helped the Canadian company to obtain a mining licence in Namibia. “I was not involved in the sale of UraMin’s Trekkopje to Areva, at all. I only read about this transaction in GEINGOB on page 2 Back then… Former Areva Group CEO Anne Lauvergeon (left) with then agriculture minister John of Areva’s Erongo desalination plant in 2010. Lauvergeon and her husband, Olivier Fric, have been charged in connection with the UraMin deal. New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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